Apple the pipe

Federal Gold(o)

pipe photo
The value of pipe #458 is n/a points.

Rebecca Barker offered this pipe on eBay. When I saw it, her photo made it look like it might be the very hard to find Coral (Melon) color, so I bid. There was not much point in asking her if it was because the difference is difficult to discern without an example of each in hand. When I won the auction, I was on tenterhooks until I could actually see the pipe for myself. Sadly, it turned out to be the older shade of Federal Gold and, worse, had the bowl liner damaged by over-enthusiastic scraping. It is still smokable, but would be a better display pipe. I put it on the Pipes for Sale page. Rick Osborn snapped it up.